Sunday is Mother's Day. Cards, chocolates and flowers never go a miss. But is anyone rushing out to buy Mum a vacuum cleaner or iron on Mother’s Day, unless of course she really wants one.
Cook from the Heart
Keep it simple: freshly baked cheese scones or blueberry muffins; her favourite cake; a home-cooked breakfast, brunch or lunch. The more adventurous might create an indulgent high tea. Bite-sized zucchini fritters with a dollop of chilli salsa. Hot smoked salmon topped with homemade beetroot relish on blinis or served a top fat cucumber slices. Port and prune chocolate dipped truffles. What about a platter piled high with pungent blue cheese, fresh walnuts and figs drizzled with local honey. Coffee, tea or spoil Mum with a glass of New Zealand bubbly.
The simplest way to show Mum how much she means to you is to create something yourself. A hand drawn card, a photo book of family photos capturing favourite moments and sprinkled with quotes, phrases and messages, or given the digital world will live in, a beautifully framed family photograph.
Nine Simple Ideas to Make Mum's Day
- Breakfast in bed
- Give her the night off, cook dinner for everyone
- Take a Sunday drive and play tourists in your own town
- Stroll the beach and watch the waves
- An hour’s peace and quiet might do the trick
- Picnic in your local park
- Tea, biscuits and chat
- Give her a huge hug
- Laugh, Live, Love.
Celebrate with your Mum this weekend. Spend time together creating precious memories.
Happy Mother's Day.